Three men, two with violent criminal histories, were arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Nogales and Casa Grande stations after they crossed the U.S. border illegally over the weekend.
Agustin Sanchez-Velazquez, age 50, was apprehended after he illegally crossed the border in Nogales Saturday evening. When agents conducted a records check on Sanchez, they learned he had been convicted in Los Angeles County of voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 16 years in prison in 2005.
Casa Grande agents apprehended 42-year-old Humberto Algandar-Acosta of Mexico on Sunday for being illegally present in the United States. During processing, agents discovered that Algandar had been previously convicted in Arizona in 2009 for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine. He was sentenced to 37 months confinement for his crimes.
A child molester,36-year-old Antonio Carteno-Osorio, was also apprehended on Sunday, by Nogales agents for being illegally present in the United States. Carteno, a Mexican national who was convicted in 2002 of a felony in New York for 1st degree sexual abuse of an individual under 11 years of age, served one year in prison and was removed from the United States.
The three men are in federal custody and are being presented for felony criminal immigration charges. All individuals apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal aliens with criminal histories are positively identified.